256C Skid Steer Loader


November 14, 2007

An industry-first sealed and pressurized cab, increased rated operating capacity, higher horsepower and superior performance help you get more done and increase your bottom line.






Units:  US 

Engine Model

Cat 3044C DIT

Net Flywheel Power

82 hp

Gross Power

85 hp

Gross Power SAE J1995

85 hp

Engine Power ISO 14396

83 hp

Net Power EEC 80/1269

83 hp

Net Power EEC ISO 9249

83 hp

Net Power SAE 1349

82 hp


201 in3


4.7 in


3.7 in

Operating Specifications

Rated Operating Capacity

2350 lb

Rated Operating Capacity w/Optional Counterweight

2538 lb

Tipping Load

4700 lb

Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder

7328 lb


Operating Weight

7566 lb



48.8 in

Length w/Bucket on Ground

145.4 in

Length w/o Bucket

123 in

Height to Top of Cab

82 in

Vehicle Width over Tires

66 in

Max Overall Height

157.4 in

Bucket Pin Height at Max Lift

122.9 in

Bucket Pin Height at Carry Pos.

7.8 in

Reach at Max Lift and Dump

23.6 in

Clearance at Max Lift and Dump

95.5 in

Ground Clearance

8.8 in

Departure Angle


Bumper Overhang – Rear Axle

42.9 in

Maximum Dump Angle


Turn Radius from Ctr – Rear

57.7 in

Turn Radius from Ctr – Coupler

64.9 in

Turn Radius from Ctr – Bucket

95.8 in

Max. Reach w/Arms-Parallel

54.6 in

Rack Back Angle at Max Height


Bucket Pin Reach at Max Lift

2.3 in

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Flow


Hydraulic Flow

High Flow XPS

Loader Hydraulic Pressure

3335 psi

Max. Loader Hydraulic Pressure

4061 psi

Loader Hydraulic Flow

22 gal/min

Max. Loader Hydraulic Flow

33 gal/min

Hydraulic Power

42.8 hp



SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471:1994


SAE J1043 SEPT87, ISO 3449:1992 Level I


SAE J231 JAN81, ISO 3449:1992 Level II

Power Train

Travel Speed Forward

7.7 mph

Travel Speed Reverse

7.7 mph

Travel Speed Forward – 2-Speed Option

11.9 mph

Travel Speed Reverse – 2-Speed Option

11.9 mph

Service Refill Capacities

Chain box, each side

2.6 gal

Cooling System

3.7 gal

Engine Crankcase

2.6 gal

Fuel Tank

26 gal

Hydraulic System

15 gal

Hydraulic Tank

11 gal

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